XP crashes and reboots

By mate12 · 5 replies
Sep 20, 2010
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  1. My PC generated this error code after 'recovering' from a serious error.
    windows xp
    It still crashes and recovers from the same error. Is it an OS error or
    please help me
  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,034   +55

    XP crashing

    How far does your PC get before it crashes? To the desktop? Can you open and run any programs? Have you changed any parts in it lately? Is it a 'shop bought' PC or own-built?
  3. mate12

    mate12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    pc goes to the desktop, i can open any programs and after cca 2-3 min it frezes no mather what program is running. After i done new instalation it lastest about 2-3 weeks and it crashes again. it is own-built pc. only thing that may have affected is that, that i was my dvd writer updated with firmware and because that on the mother board was something wrong, ˝is it possible˝. that dvd writher i was replaced with new one and it continues to crash.
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    You can test that theory by removing the power lead to the DVD drive, and then trying to boot into Windows. I doubt its the cause of the issue, but it will eliminate it as a possibility.

    What are your CPU temps in BIOS? Is it possible your CPU is thermally throttling due to getting too hot?
  5. mate12

    mate12 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I will do power lead to the DVD drive, temperatures of cpu is ok.
  6. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,034   +55

    If your PC always boots to the desktop ok, and all works well, then crashes after several minutes, it does point to heat problems. If you built it yourself, did you put some thermal paste on the top surface of the CPU, before you put the heatsink on?
    If no, you only need to use about 5mm diameter, 0.5mm thick, right in the middle of the CPU. The heatsink will squash it out when you clip it on. You should not be able to see any afterwards looking at all four sides, when heatsink is on.
    Also is the fan working on top of the CPU? If possible can you try some different RAM ? Or at least take out what you have now, and refit again.

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